"Why bother": Fortnite players call out Star Wars’ Ahsoka crossover
The Force is strong in this one, as Fortnite has just added its latest Star Wars crossover. Yes, it feels like we visit the galaxy far, far away all the time in Epic Games' battle royale behemoth, but then again, it's one of the biggest IPs out there.
While Fortnite still has its own original storyline and characters each season, it makes its real bank on its pop culture crossovers and making us splash our cash on V-bucks to buy Master Chief, Lara croft, and Thanos. Our latest trip to the cosmos introduces the legendary Ahsoka Tano, although not everyone is impressed.
Ahsoka Tano arrives in Fortnite
Having been introduced in 2008's Star Wars: The Clone Wars, the Togruta Padawan of Anakin Skywalker soon became a fan-favourite addition to the franchise. Having appeared in multiple animated outings, Rosario Dawson took up the role for live-action, appearing in The Mandalorian and now leading the Ahsoka solo series.
The arrival of Ahsoka Tano in Fortnite comes alongside the 26.20 update. There are the return of lightsabers, Force abilities, and a series of Ahsoka quests that unlock her cosmetics. If you own the Battle Pass, you have until the end of Chapter 4 Season 4 to unlock Ahsoka - suggesting these abilities will be around for a while.
With Fortnite previously adding the likes of Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Anakin, it was only a matter of time until Ahsoka would get to swing her dual lightsabers. That's just the problem though, Ahsoka's collab missed out some key design choices.
Fortnite fans have an issue with the Ahsoka crossover
While it's hard to deny Ahsoka's popularity in Star Wars, there's a sense that her crossover could've done more. We've seen lightsabers, Force abilities, and themed quest lines before. if we hadn't had the Maul quests in Chapter 4 Season 2, it might've been more novel.
Others have complained that new additions like Ivanna Sakhno's Shin Hati and Ray Stevenson's Baylan Skoll aren't part of the crossover. We haven't even got Natasha Liu Bordizzo's Sabine Wren. Given the tragic passing of Stevenson before Ahsoka aired, it would've been nice to honour him in Fortnite.
There were complaints we don't get her iconic White Ahsoka outfit from the Rebels epilogue, there are complaints it's too easy to get her skin, and for others, they've simply had enough of Star Wars crossovers in Fortnite.
Fortnite fans are some of the hardest to please, but even we'll agree it sometimes feels like we're running out of ideas. As well as a seeming over-reliance on Spider-Man, there have been grumbles about the return of the Deku Smash. Basically, Epic can't do right for doing wrong. To quote Emperor Palpatine..."Ironic."